NXP helps young minds innovate for the future

July 29, 2019

NXP India – one of the largest design centres for Eindhoven, Netherlands NXP Semiconductors N.V. – recently conducted its aspirational project, ‘YOUNG INNOVATOR DESIGN CHALLENGE 2019’ across its three centres in Noida, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Young Innovator Design Challenge was crafted specifically for the children of NXP employees, to provide them with an opportunity to learn and imbibe the knowledge and passion for electronics and software.

The event kickstarted in May 2019, which saw the participation of over 115 classes 6-12 students across India who were then invited for the training session at the NXP campus. During the session, the young minds were mentored by the experts about the NXP based Microbit kits and the challenge was to convert the innovative ideas into working prototypes using the Microbit Kits.

After two long months, following rigorous scrutiny and filtering at each round, 30 children were shortlisted for the grand finale and were invited to present live demos of their prototypes to the external jury. The eager contestants were evaluated on their confidence, overall understanding of the concept, final demos , presentation and communication skills and finally 15 students emerged victorious under multiple categories. There were eminent industry experts who were invited as member of the jury for the grand finale.

Congratulating the winners, Sanjay Gupta (India Head), Vice President and India Country Manager NXP said, “We were amazed to see how the young minds could come up with such innovative concepts. NXP encourages more efforts like these to develop country’s future entrepreneurs and innovators. It was a learning process not just for the students but also for us, as there was exchange of ideas from both the sides. We are planning to come up with similar events in the future to nurture young minds and develop a symbiotic relationship between the tech industry and them”.

Innovative prototypes With lots of enthusiasm, kids exhibited some marvelous prototypes such as Smart ROBO car, a juvenile tracker device, automated pet feeder, food freshness detector and many more. The story behind these innovative ideas are equally interesting. Reetam Chowdhury from Hyderabad, who won second prize for creating a water flow sensor says he came up with his idea because his grandmother used to check for water in taps every five minutes. 

Winners details:

Centre: Noida
Category 1: Junior category (6th to 8th Class)
Prize 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Winner Name Ishaan Gupta Arin Singh Arnav Gupta
Project Title Smart ROBO Car Juvenile tracker device Smart watch
Category 2: Senior category (9th – 12th Class)
Prize 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Winner Name Akshat Sharma Anmol Rao Archit Jain
Project Title Smart Home: The future homes eSahara Road roughness index
Jury Award – Best Product Demo Award
Winner Name Divyam Sood
Project Title Automated pet feeder
Jury Award – Most Innovative Idea Award
Winner Name Vani Sethi
Project Title Food freshness detector
Centre: Bangalore
Prize 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Winner Name Dweep Joshipura Sreerag Vadde Esha Shirwal
Project Title Efficient and optimized irrigation system for large firms and gardens Accident detector Tremor detector
Jury Award – Most Innovative Idea Award
Winner Name Sara Johary
Project Title Ingenious bottle holder
Centre: Hyderabad
Prize 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Winner Name C Niel Joisah Reetam Chowdhury Vishal Sriram K
Project Title Smart irrigation system Water flow sensor Smart security lock

NXP India, the largest R&D centre of Eindhoven, Netherlands headquartered NXP Semiconductors Pvt Ltd with over 2000 design engineers across India, is an employee focused organisation driving and supporting the innovation from the forefront in the country. The objective of such events is to challenge the young minds to expand their creative ability and lay the foundation stone for tomorrow. These events open a plethora of options for our next generation and will drive their interest towards the field of engineering, creating innovative solutions for our existing problems eventually leading to a well-equipped workforce in the country.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. Learn more at www.nxp.com.

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